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The Real Housewives of Orange County: Renewed!

Extra servings of food and New Jersey are coming to Bravo. In a programming announcement today, the network officially renewed The Real Housewives of Orange County , while also ordering a quartet of other programs. Said Shari Levine, senior vice president of production at Bravo Media: “We are confident these new series will reinforce Bravo’s pop culture brand and resonate with our engaged and upscale audience.”

Linda Evangelista Wants How Much in Child Support?!?

The long-held secret is out in the open: Francois-Henri Pinault is the father of Linda Evangelista’s four-year old son. Now, the super model wants the billionaire – who is married to Salma Hayek and also a father to her toddler – to pay. Literally. Exorbitantly. Evangelista appeared in Manhattan Family Court yesterday and asked for $46,000 per month in child support, a number that would be the “largest support order in the history of the Family Court,” said the man who will decide whether or not she gets it, Support Magistrate Matthew Troy. How could anyone spend $46,000 per month? Evangelista says she needs $175,000/year for gun-toting chauffeurs, along with $80,000/year for around-the-clock child care. “She testified that she wants to have a 24-hour nanny because she does not want to be alone with the child,” Pinault’s lawyer, David Aaronson, told the judge . “Miss Evangelista, you should understand, has a worth of more than $8 million, and she earned, last year, $1.8 million.” The judge immediately shot down a request for a monthly vacation budget of $7,500 and, in response to the nanny request, asked how often Evangelista works. She replied: “On days when I do not work, I am working on my image. I have to hit the gym. I have beauty appointments. I have to work toward my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete.” Linda Evangelista asking for $46,000 per month in child support is…

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Won’t ‘Disappoint Fanboys,’ Tom Hardy Says

His Bane is ‘not the guy in Joel Schumacher’s film,’ Hardy tells Total Film. By Terri Schwartz Tom Hardy as Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises” Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures The Man Who Broke the Bat is opening up about “The Dark Knight Rises.” Tom Hardy, who is currently filming the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy in Pittsburgh, has been keeping mum on the subject for a while now. But in a recent interview with Total Film, the “Warrior” star opened up as much as he has to date about his role in the movie. “I think Bane’s f—ing cool so I’m really excited to play him,” Hardy told the magazine. “It’s not the guy in Joel Schumacher’s film [played by Jeep Swenson], but it shouldn’t disappoint fanboys.” Set photos and video surfaced on the Internet over the weekend, showing Hardy’s Bane in his full glory. In addition to showing off a clear look at Marion Cotillard’s Miranda Tate, the “Dark Knight Rises” pictures showed Hardy’s Bane and Christian Bale’s Batman in the middle of a heated battle that could occur at the climax of the flick. But will he be the villain to literally break Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises”? Hardy won’t tell. “All I can say is that Chris has a plan up his sleeve that’s not at all disappointing. And that is a definite choice that’s watertight in every respect,” he teased. Check out brand-new photos from the set of “Dark Knight Rises.” When MTV News caught up with Hardy at San Diego Comic-Con , he was unwilling to even talk about his opinion of the movie’s recently released trailer . After giving a convoluted answer about being a person and how nice it is to see people happy because “it’s a lot better than seeing them violent,” he finally shared his thoughts about what fans have seen of the movie so far. ” ‘Dark Knight Rises’ looks like it’s going to be an awesome, awesome movie. I saw the trailer myself, and I am very excited too,” Hardy conceded. “I should be working right now. I came to Comic-Con just to have a little look.” Check out everything we’ve got on “The Dark Knight Rises.” For breaking news and previews of the latest comic book movies — updated around the clock — visit SplashPage.MTV.com . Related Photos On The Set Of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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Jay-Z Shuts Down Kanye West Feud Rumors

‘Of course there are times when we’re in the studio, we’re yelling, but that’s about it,’ Jay tells New York’s Hot 97. By Rob Markman Kanye West and Jay-Z Photo: Daniel Boczarski/ Getty Images Watch the Throne is still a week away from being released on iTunes, and there are already reports of infighting between Jay-Z and Kanye West . On Monday morning (August 1), the New York Post ‘s Page Six reported that Hov and Yeezy are “barely speaking to each other,” feuding over the particulars of their upcoming tour. Unnamed sources told the Post that Kanye wanted to spend upward of $400,000 per show on a flashy set during the duo’s upcoming Watch the Throne jaunt and the more frugal Jay-Z was against it. Well, Hov swung through New York City’s Hot 97 later Monday and told radio host Angie Martinez that things weren’t as they seemed. “I kinda want to spend a gazillion dollars. They got it backwards, but it’s all good,” Hov said with his trademark laugh during the interview. “I know that we’re doing something right now. When I woke up to all that, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, we must be really hot right now.’ ” Jay made it clear that Kanye is his “brother,” and that relationship does come with some brotherly tension. “Yes, we get on each other’s nerves, but that’s part of pushing each other. We push each other. The people who have a problem with Kanye or myself are the people that are complacent in life,” he said. “People don’t like to be pushed. It’s, like, annoying. It’s a thing when people are pushing you to be greater, and we push each other to be greater. So of course there are times when we’re in the studio, we’re yelling, but that’s about it.” Aside from the occasional argument, Jay dispelled any notion of things getting physical — and if they did, he said the world would never know. “I would never disrespect that man. I have so much respect for him. Put my hands on him?” Jay questioned rhetorically. “And if I did, it would be like the backyard, like brothers, and you would never hear about it.” What do you think of the Jay/Kanye feud rumors? Let us know in the comments. Related Videos Get Ready To ‘Watch The Throne’ Related Photos Kanye West And Jay-Z: History In The Making Exclusive Photos Of The ‘Watch The Throne’ Recording Sessions Related Artists Jay-Z Kanye West

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Evanescence’s ‘What You Want’ Video: Go Behind The Scenes Now!

MTV News visited the Brooklyn set of the clip, which Amy Lee says shows ‘the real us.’ By James Montgomery Evanescence on the set of their “What You Want” music video Photo: MTV News BROOKLYN, New York — Last Saturday, on a makeshift stage inside a cavernous (and slightly decrepit) Brooklyn warehouse, Evanescence took another step down the comeback trail: shooting the video for “What You Want,” the first single off their upcoming self-titled album. Teaming with director Meiert Avis — who’s made iconic clips for the likes of U2, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan (to name just a few) — the band and an army of their die-hard fans braved the sweltering temperatures and worked long into the night. They filmed a video that, like much of the forthcoming Evanescence album , is biographical, following them from their early days to their rise to fame and their recently concluded hiatus. … And beyond, as frontwoman Amy Lee explained. “This video is sort of, like, the history of the band,” she told MTV News. “This club [set] is emulating old shows we used to play in the beginning — we used to play this club called Vino’s in Little Rock [Arkansas] — it’s sort of like back then, the gritty, dirty club, sweaty. And basically, it’s also [about] New York, where I’ve been, [and] where [bassist] Tim [McCord] lived in the past few years since we’ve been gone. And it’s sort of about escaping New York and … coming back out into the world.” Like the song, the “Want” clip is a bit of a departure for Evanescence , eschewing the dark fantasy worlds they’ve created in previous videos in favor of good old-fashioned realism: the blood, sweat and tears that not only took them to the top, but have fueled their current comeback, too. Which is why, no matter how hot it got, or how many takes Avis shot, the band kept answering the bell, thrashing and wailing onstage, with Lee throwing herself into the outstretched hands of their fans, some of whom had waited nearly 10 hours just to be included in the video. It seems that, for pretty much everyone involved, “What You Want” was more than just another music video. It was a labor of love. “This is more a personal video. We’ve done a lot in the past that [were] very ‘fantasy,’ and this is sort of the real us,” Lee said. “I just wanted to do something that really felt personal for a change. Obviously, I’m wearing crazy makeup, and that’s not my everyday, but, you know, I want … to connect with the fans again. We all do. We miss them. A lot of this record is about them, and that’s why they’re going to be here and be in it, too.” Related Videos Evanescence’s ‘What You Want’ Video Behind-The-Scenes Evanescence: First Listen Related Artists Evanescence

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Jay-Z And Kanye’s Watch The Throne Countdown Begins!

With just a week to go until its long-awaited release, we look back on the year-long journey to the Throne. By Rob Markman Kanye West and Jay-Z Photo: Getty Images The wait is almost over. On August 8, Jay-Z and Kanye West (now collectively known as the Throne ) will drop their long-awaited, full-length album Watch the Throne on iTunes as a digital exclusive, with physical retailers to follow on August 12. It was August 2010 when Kanye first sent the rap world buzzing when he tweeted, “Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called ‘Watch the Throne.’ ” By October, that five-song EP had turned into a full-length LP. West confirmed with MTV News ‘ Sway that he and Hov were going all in. Check out exclusive photos of Jay-Z and Kanye West in the studio. “We putting out a whole album now,” ‘Ye said. “We had done five [songs] so far, but then a few of them kind of were out there, and I put them on my album. Sorry, Jay,” he chuckled. “But we got some more, and we’re going to the South of France at the end of the month to just record new ideas. But we’ll probably be done with the album in a day.” Things didn’t quite work out as planned, or perhaps Kanye overstated things, but the recording took way more than 24 hours. Nevertheless, while on a promo run to promote his book told Sway that he enjoyed working with Kanye and marveled at his growth as a beatmaker and lyricist. “This is another level of that recording,” Hov said. “Because Kanye, I’ve seen him — really, he’s like a brother to me — I’ve seen him from the beginning to where he is now. And to see him as a producer and to see how he’s growing as a producer and as an artist, for me, on another level, it’s enjoyable. I’m watching the guy that I pretty much mentored become his own guy, with his own opinion. It’s fantastic.” Fanatics wouldn’t get their first taste of Watch the Throne until January 2011 when the duo released “H.A.M.,” the Lex Luger-produced energy ball that found ‘Ye and Jay trading braggadocios verses. In the end, however, ‘H.A.M.” wasn’t the big hit that fans and pundits expected. Still, expectations for the album remained high. “There’s songs on there that’s making you go crazy,” Swizz Beatz told MTV News of the project without revealing too much. “That album is amazing, but I have to let those guys talk about that, because that’s their expression. All I can tell you is it passed the bar.” Read MTV News’ first impressions of the album after an exclusive listening session. Anticipation led to multiple rumors about the LP’s release date. First, it was reported that Throne would drop on July 4. Instead, during the Fourth of July weekend, the LP was made available for pre-order . Soon after, an official track list was revealed on Jay’s Life and Times blog. The track list confirmed that Beyonc

Jay-Z And Kanye’s Watch The Throne Countdown Begins!

With just a week to go until its long-awaited release, we look back on the year-long journey to the Throne. By Rob Markman Kanye West and Jay-Z Photo: Getty Images The wait is almost over. On August 8, Jay-Z and Kanye West (now collectively known as the Throne ) will drop their long-awaited, full-length album Watch the Throne on iTunes as a digital exclusive, with physical retailers to follow on August 12. It was August 2010 when Kanye first sent the rap world buzzing when he tweeted, “Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called ‘Watch the Throne.’ ” By October, that five-song EP had turned into a full-length LP. West confirmed with MTV News ‘ Sway that he and Hov were going all in. Check out exclusive photos of Jay-Z and Kanye West in the studio. “We putting out a whole album now,” ‘Ye said. “We had done five [songs] so far, but then a few of them kind of were out there, and I put them on my album. Sorry, Jay,” he chuckled. “But we got some more, and we’re going to the South of France at the end of the month to just record new ideas. But we’ll probably be done with the album in a day.” Things didn’t quite work out as planned, or perhaps Kanye overstated things, but the recording took way more than 24 hours. Nevertheless, while on a promo run to promote his book told Sway that he enjoyed working with Kanye and marveled at his growth as a beatmaker and lyricist. “This is another level of that recording,” Hov said. “Because Kanye, I’ve seen him — really, he’s like a brother to me — I’ve seen him from the beginning to where he is now. And to see him as a producer and to see how he’s growing as a producer and as an artist, for me, on another level, it’s enjoyable. I’m watching the guy that I pretty much mentored become his own guy, with his own opinion. It’s fantastic.” Fanatics wouldn’t get their first taste of Watch the Throne until January 2011 when the duo released “H.A.M.,” the Lex Luger-produced energy ball that found ‘Ye and Jay trading braggadocios verses. In the end, however, ‘H.A.M.” wasn’t the big hit that fans and pundits expected. Still, expectations for the album remained high. “There’s songs on there that’s making you go crazy,” Swizz Beatz told MTV News of the project without revealing too much. “That album is amazing, but I have to let those guys talk about that, because that’s their expression. All I can tell you is it passed the bar.” Read MTV News’ first impressions of the album after an exclusive listening session. Anticipation led to multiple rumors about the LP’s release date. First, it was reported that Throne would drop on July 4. Instead, during the Fourth of July weekend, the LP was made available for pre-order . Soon after, an official track list was revealed on Jay’s Life and Times blog. The track list confirmed that Beyonc

Jay-Z And Kanye’s Watch The Throne Countdown Begins!

With just a week to go until its long-awaited release, we look back on the year-long journey to the Throne. By Rob Markman Kanye West and Jay-Z Photo: Getty Images The wait is almost over. On August 8, Jay-Z and Kanye West (now collectively known as the Throne ) will drop their long-awaited, full-length album Watch the Throne on iTunes as a digital exclusive, with physical retailers to follow on August 12. It was August 2010 when Kanye first sent the rap world buzzing when he tweeted, “Me and jay bout to drop a 5 song album called ‘Watch the Throne.’ ” By October, that five-song EP had turned into a full-length LP. West confirmed with MTV News ‘ Sway that he and Hov were going all in. Check out exclusive photos of Jay-Z and Kanye West in the studio. “We putting out a whole album now,” ‘Ye said. “We had done five [songs] so far, but then a few of them kind of were out there, and I put them on my album. Sorry, Jay,” he chuckled. “But we got some more, and we’re going to the South of France at the end of the month to just record new ideas. But we’ll probably be done with the album in a day.” Things didn’t quite work out as planned, or perhaps Kanye overstated things, but the recording took way more than 24 hours. Nevertheless, while on a promo run to promote his book told Sway that he enjoyed working with Kanye and marveled at his growth as a beatmaker and lyricist. “This is another level of that recording,” Hov said. “Because Kanye, I’ve seen him — really, he’s like a brother to me — I’ve seen him from the beginning to where he is now. And to see him as a producer and to see how he’s growing as a producer and as an artist, for me, on another level, it’s enjoyable. I’m watching the guy that I pretty much mentored become his own guy, with his own opinion. It’s fantastic.” Fanatics wouldn’t get their first taste of Watch the Throne until January 2011 when the duo released “H.A.M.,” the Lex Luger-produced energy ball that found ‘Ye and Jay trading braggadocios verses. In the end, however, ‘H.A.M.” wasn’t the big hit that fans and pundits expected. Still, expectations for the album remained high. “There’s songs on there that’s making you go crazy,” Swizz Beatz told MTV News of the project without revealing too much. “That album is amazing, but I have to let those guys talk about that, because that’s their expression. All I can tell you is it passed the bar.” Read MTV News’ first impressions of the album after an exclusive listening session. Anticipation led to multiple rumors about the LP’s release date. First, it was reported that Throne would drop on July 4. Instead, during the Fourth of July weekend, the LP was made available for pre-order . Soon after, an official track list was revealed on Jay’s Life and Times blog. The track list confirmed that Beyonc

Obama, Then & Now

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This isn’t news to anyone who’s been paying attention to the way our president’s attitudes toward governance have “evolved” since he left the Senate, where he could snipe at President Bush, say shit that he didn’t mean, and cast votes that he really didn’t give two squirts about. That was then. And now? Well, he’s a whole different Barack Obama. For the history books videorepository: Final takeaway?… Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : From On High Discovery Date : 30/07/2011 06:17 Number of articles : 2

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’120 Minutes’ Returns Saturday With Matt Pinfield

‘Who says hell doesn’t freeze over?’ iconic MTV host says of the show’s much-anticipated return. By James Montgomery, with reporting by Rya Backer Matt Pinfield Photo: MTV2 Between 1986 and 2003, alternative music had a permanent home on MTV in the form of “120 Minutes,” the late, great Sunday night program that played host to everyone from the Butthole Surfers to XTC, and gave American audiences their first taste of (then) up-and-coming acts like Radiohead, Blur and the Smashing Pumpkins, to name just a few. When “120″ disappeared into the TV hinterland in early ’03, it left a gaping hole in the hearts of music fans everywhere, one “Subterranean” just couldn’t fill, no matter how hard it tried. And for eight years, we waited for its return, longing for our fix of the latest and greatest in alt (indie? buzz?) hoping against hope that someday, the show would come back to us. Now, the wait is over. On Saturday, July 30, “120 Minutes” returns with iconic host (and downright obsessive music fan) Matt Pinfield once again serving as master of ceremonies. And if you think you’re excited by the news, well, you can’t imagine how Pinfield’s feeling right about now. “I couldn’t be happier. I mean, I love the show and, over the years, I’ve heard from everyone from Jack White to the Black Keys, tons of musicians, music fans, people that run some of the biggest websites for music in the country, have all come up to me in the past and said, ‘You know, “120 Minutes” and you talking about music is why I wanted to get into the music business.’ And there’s no bigger compliment than that,” Pinfield told MTV News. “So it’s exciting and it’s great to do it again. And who would’ve thought? I stopped hosting the show in 1999 … so that’s 11 years since I hosted, 16 years since I started hosting regularly. So it’s amazing to see things come full circle. Who says hell doesn’t freeze over?” And if you’re worried that the new “120″ may not be the show it once was, Pinfield promises that he’s determined to keep things the way they were. So, yes, there will still be plenty of videos. And yes, there will be off-kilter interviews with plenty of indie acts, both established and new (the first episode features the likes of PJ Harvey, Dave Grohl, Cults and Das Racist, among others). In fact, about the only difference will be the set. “There will be differences: I am no longer sitting on those road cases, because my legs are too short and I can’t touch the ground,” Pinfield laughed. “I think that the way that people digest music and information now has changed quite a bit … so the difference will be, we will still and I’m very proud to show full videos — at least 12 a show — but there will be a lot more guests and a lot more action and a lot more things will be happening a lot faster.” And even if times have changed, Pinfield said the mission of “120″ remains the same: to shine a spotlight on bands that deserve it, and to turn folks on to new sounds from around the globe. “I love Joy Formidable, Sleigh Bells, Black Angels, Das Racist, there’s so many cool things, and that’s, for me, the exciting part of it,” he said. “I love the fact that we’re going to show a few of the old classic clips and bring some of the history, but always, the most exciting for me is playing new music for people and being able to turn them on to new things that I’m excited about.” MTV2′s “120 Minutes” with Matt Pinfield premieres Saturday, July 30, on MTV2 at 1 a.m. ET/10 p.m. PT.

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